Histochemical detection of esterified cholesterol within human atherosclerotic lesions using the fluorescent probe filipin.

@article{Kruth1984HistochemicalDO,
  title={Histochemical detection of esterified cholesterol within human atherosclerotic lesions using the fluorescent probe filipin.},
  author={Howard S. Kruth},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={1984},
  volume={51 2-3},
  pages={281-92}
}
The fluorescent cholesterol probe filipin has been used in this study to histochemically examine the morphology and cholesterol composition of intra- and extracellular Sudanophilic lipid deposits which accumulate in human atherosclerotic lesions. Because filipin reacts with unesterified but not esterified cholesterol, detection of cholesteryl esters was… CONTINUE READING